Carl Espen Thorbjørnsen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1982. In English he calls himself Carl E. He is the oldest of three siblings, and grew up in a family with much love for music. Carl was raised by his mom, with his two siblings. They lived on an island outside Bergen, called Osterøy. Even though the island is not more than a 40 minutes drive from Bergen city, it is a very rural and idyllic place. Carl has always loved to spend time in the nature, and was a real fishing enthusiast as a boy. His mother sang a lot, and his childhood home was always filled with music.
Carl’s mother had a close relation to her sister, and her brothers in law. The extended family spent a lot of time ...